Shared Family Care is committed to providing quality training to foster carers that is accessible and relevant. Foster carer training is viewed as an important element of foster carer support and we believe that it is particularly crucial that foster carers are provided with high quality training, learning and development opportunities. This increases their knowledge, skills and confidence in a wide range of subjects and areas.
Foster carers must complete mandatory Quality Care training provided by the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women;
- Quality Care Modules 1-4 as part of your initial assessment
- Quality Care Modules 5-7 in your first year of being a foster carer
Shared Family Care provides training through both an induction process and ongoing to assist you and your family with the challenges, rewards and other matters faced by foster carers. This will assist you as a foster carer to feel confident that you have the skills required to care and protect children from harm.
Shared Family Care encourages foster carers to take responsibility of their own professional development through personalised training and can refer carers a number of external training opportunities.